Aamera Siddiqui, of "Freedom Daze," which features a Muslim-majority cast from five continents
PHOTO BY SEAN SMUDA Aamera Siddiqui, of "Freedom Daze," which features a Muslim-majority cast from five continents

Through 12/9 — Freedom Daze 

Exposed Brick Theatre offers a multimedia journey through misinformation that has led to an enemy class of “them.” In a world of terror alerts, where can one find the truth? Directed by Suzy Messerole. Written by local playwright Aamera Siddiqui, based on public conversations with 150 people from 25 different backgrounds. Features a Muslim-majority cast from five continents. Post-show discussions include “Islamophobia in Minnesota: What You Can Do to Combat It,” led by CAIRMN on 12/2. $20 advance, $24 door, $12 students/seniors. Pay-what-you-can on 11/29 and 12/2. Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Ave., Mpls. Details: 612-326-1811, 

Through 12/14 — Adrift 

“Adrift,” by Chris Willcox, is a series of paintings about migration, particularly the global refugee crisis that affects more than 65 million people. Mon.-Fri., 9am-7pm. Gage Gallery, Oren Gateway Center, Augsburg College. Details: 

Through 12/23 — Black Nativity 

The annual local holiday experience about community, spirit, and dance returns with Kingdom Life Church Choir. Soloists include Yolande Bruce, who has opened for Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, and BB King, and Greta Oglesby, who was the Ivey-award-winning lead in “Caroline or Change” at the Guthrie. $15-40. Details: 651-224-3180, 

Through 12/2 — Irreproachable 

With an exhibition of installations, sculpture, and paintings, Marjorie Fedyszyn explores the memory and processing of being sexual assaulted. A grant enables her to work with homeless youth to help them heal from challenging life experiences. Redepenning Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 111 Main Street. Details: 952-548-6489, 

Starting 12/2 — Minnesota Museum of American Art 

The new Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) will open Dec. 2 with a day of free, family friendly activities. The first of ongoing “Artist Takeover” programs will be led by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, who will work on-site in Latinx and Indigenous art forms, including a class in pepel picado (Mexican papercutting). Sifo Center for Creativity will offer family-oriented and drop-in art-making, as well as studio classes for adult learners and youth, including Hmong embroidery, rope-stitch jewelry, ceramic Mesoamerican flutemaking, and more. Free. Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm (open to 8pm Thurs.). Historic Pioneer Endicott, 350 Robert St. N., St. Paul. Details: 651-204-0700,

Saturday, 12/8 — Women’s Art Festival 

More than 130 women artists will sell their arts at the 26th annual Women’s Art Festival. Live music, Kabomelette food truck. Free, including parking in Wells Fargo ramp. 9:30am-4:30pm. Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave. S., Mpls. Details: 

Through 12/24 — Textile Center Holiday Shop 

Expanded retail space features 100 artists, including handcrafted felted wool sculpturist Elsa Jo Ellison and artisan textiles from around the world. Ellison’s wool comes from Shetland, Icelandic, and Gotland sheep in Zumbrota. Meet the Maker fests Saturdays from 11am-4pm. 3000 University Ave. SE, Mpls. Details: 

Through 2/23 — Holiday Inn 

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, which was founded in a Carver County cornfield 50 years ago, has grown into a multistage complex that has staged 237 productions. To celebrate the anniversary, it is offering “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” which celebrates a year of holidays and is known for the song “White Christmas.” $76-91 includes dinner, with student and senior pricing available. 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen. 
Details: 952-934-1525,